I've made this recipe for over 30 yrs. In the topping just used bisquick mix, brown sugar & butter (cold) and never milk, coconut or nuts. And always added topping right from the start of baking, turns out perfectly I've added sliced Apple And did other variations, sorry cannot share. Lol.
I always use this recipe without topping for strawberry short cake & no one has ever guessed a Bisquick mix was any part of it. It's just a great simple cake.
T've used this recipe for years, too. I add chocolate chips and coconut. Just my favorite add ins to many things. Thanks for posting it.
This cake is from a very old recipe, can remember making it as a teenager back in the 60's, it's always been one of my favorites. So easy even my brother would make it.